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Community economy: How do we finance self build and custom housing?

1 December 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Day 2/6 of How To Build Your Own Home In A Week: 30th November – 5th December

Week overview:

To celebrate Bristol’s European Green Capital 2015 and use this as a springboard for real action on new housing, Ecomotive are creating an open-to-all series of events for people to come and actively participate in developing solutions. A week long event to generate inspiration and the self-belief that communities can take full ownership of their housing future, each day with five training events that will target the key topics to enable groups and individuals to take positive and immediate action.

This week long series of talks and workshops is aimed at addressing the barriers to the creation of more people involved housing projects, and to set the scene for a positive future where decent, good quality homes and communities are the foundations to an empowered city.

Day 2: Community Economy: How do we finance self-building and custom build housing?

Day 2 will navigate us round the different models of community assets ownership and protection. Affordability and all the issues around equity and land strike the heart at making many projects viable. Day 2 we will be getting to grips with what financial solutions are truly available.


Steve Bendle (Community Land and Finance)

From 1980-1994 Steve Bendle was MD of Amicus-Horizon Housing Group, implementing new approaches to urban regeneration, finance, self-build, community care, support for new BME housing associations and housing co-ops, and shared ownership. For five years he was Director of Envolve Partnerships for Sustainability in Bath promoting practical steps towards sustainability in schools, businesses and homes. Until 2011 he worked for Community Finance Solutions, at University of Salford to support CLTs practically and through policy development; and with Wessex Reinvestment Trust and Devon County Council to help communities create assets such as meeting and workspace. He co-founded and worked until 2013 for community asset development consultants Community Land and Finance Limited. He remains a member of their Investment Committee and the Board.

Jari Moate (Resonance Ltd)

Jari is a real estate regeneration expert with experience in deal structuring of both residential and commercial developments. Previous work includes property work for a range of large and small organizations including Bristol East Side Traders, the BBC, LoveBristol and Brighton’s Bridge Education Centre. He holds an MA in Real Estate Management (RICS accredited).

Mark Ogden (Triodos)

Triodos is a global pioneer of sustainable banking. Their mission is to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change. Mark has over 30 years banking experience in a wide range of roles including trading businesses and real estate. He now manages a diverse portfolio of existing clients across England and Wales and looks to introduce new projects to the Bank.

Plus Guest Speaker TBC.

Workshops facilitated by Social Enterprise self-build consultancy, Ecomotive.








1 December 2015
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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@Space, Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft
35 Jamaica Street
Bristol, BS2 8JP GB